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[Just in] COVID-19: Kano Govt lifts lockdown 

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[Just in] COVID-19: Kano Govt lifts lockdown 

By Abdulmumin Murtala – Kano

KANO State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has announced the total lifting of lockdown in the state following a decline in the rate of transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Ganduje made the announcement while delivering an address on Thursday at the briefing organised by the State Taskforce on COVID-19.

However, the governor also announced measures instituted to control the spread of the disease in the state that includes a ban on street hawking and carrying more than two passengers on a tricycle. He also announced the enforcement of wearing of face masks refusal of which will attract prosecution by the mobile courts instituted in the state.

“We have observed that there is a decline in the rate of the spread of COVID-19 in the state as a result we hereby declare the three days lockdown lifted from today.

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“However, the restrictions on movement from 10 pm to 4:30 am will remain in force.

“In order to maintain the protocols of COVID-19 in the state we have also banned street begging and street hawking and have enforced the wearing of facemasks, the violation of which will attract punitive measures by the mobile courts. I have also instructed the law enforcement agents to enforce it” the Governor declared.

Governor Ganduje also announced that civil servants in the state from grade level 12 to return to work as from Monday 6 July 2020.

“Civil servants in the state from grade level twelve and above are to resume work on Monday 6th July 2020. We have done this to avoid congestion in places of work and to observe social distancing.”

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